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MIPTV Picks: America – The Story of Us (Runner-up)

The first major project from factual veteran Jane Root's new production company, Nutopia, is suitably epic: a 10-part series for History billed as 'an exuberant, unprecedented look at America.'
March 31, 2010


The first major project from factual veteran Jane Root’s new production company, Nutopia, is suitably epic: a 10-part series for History billed as ‘an exuberant, unprecedented look at America.’ In an early press release for America, History president and GM Nancy Dubuc said the series will give its audience the opportunity to ‘watch America literally grow before our eyes’ – a feat accomplished through state-of-the-art CGI, dramatic recreations of key events in the American story, and of course, interviews with noted historians. The combination of elements results in a modern documentary hybrid that will attract a new generation as well as those who may have watched Alistair Cooke’s America: A Personal History back in the day.

Partners: Nutopia (London/Chevy Chase) for History, distributed through AETN International

Length: 10 x 60 minutes

Airing: April, 2010

Rights available: All rights available outside U.S.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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